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Cabinet on Economic & General Welfare (E&GW)

The Cabinet on Economic & General Welfare (E & GW) is responsible for all labor relations policies and activities of the Oregon Nurses Association in fulfillment of ONA’s mission and strategic plan.  This Cabinet is responsible for the approval of all grievance arbitrations and local bargaining unit bylaws, oversees ONA’s relationship with other unions, AFT, and AFL-CIO, authorizes organizing activities for collective bargaining, and approves the budget for the defense, strike, and bargaining unit grant funds.

The Cabinet on Economic and General Welfare is comprised of nine (9) members holding the seats as set by the Cabinet pursuant to its adopted policies. The E & GW Cabinet is accountable to the House of Delegates and coordinates its activities with the Board of Directors, other ONA Cabinets and has representation on ONA’s two political action committees (PACs), National Federation of Nurses, and the AFL-CIO Executive Board.

A member’s term of office is three years and the Cabinet Chair and Vice-Chair are selected by Cabinet members annually from among its members. The Assistant Executive Director of Labor Relations is the assigned staff that works closely in consultation with this Cabinet to develop and implement labor relations policies and educational offerings for our collective bargaining members.

Members of the Cabinet

  • Position 1: vacant
  • Position 2: Wendy Carlson, RN
  • Position 3: Juliann Underwood, RN
  • Position 4: Jay Formick, BSN, RN
  • Position 5: Kevyn Paul, RN - Cabinet Chair
  • Position 6: Michelle Chau, LPN
  • Position 7: Ann Murdock, BSN, RN, CCRN
  • Position 8: Allen Young, RN
  • Position 9: Christina Carmichael, RN
  • Alternate Position: vacant

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Shared Staff & Member Responsibility

Bargaining Unit Grants

Cabinet Positions

The Cabinet on Health Policy has 9 positions, with each seat designated for a representative from specific regions. The seats are as follows:

  • Position 1: OHSU and Tuality
  • Position 2: Bay Area Hospital,Coos County Health Department, Coquille Valley Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, Rogue Regional Medical Center
  • Position 3: Harney District Hospital, Klamath County Health Department, Lake District Hospital, Sky Lakes Medical Center, St. Charles - Prineville, St. Charles - Redmond, St. Charles Medical Center
  • Position 4: Providence Home Health & Hospice, Providence Milwaukie Hospital, Providence Portland Medical Center, Providence Seaside Hospital, Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center, ProvRN Advice Line Nurses
  • Position 5: Cascade Health Solutions, McKenzie-Willamette Hospital, Peace Harbor Hospital, Sacred Heart Home Care Services, Sacred Heart Medical Center
  • Position 6: Amedisys, ARC-American Red Cross, Clatsop County Health Department, Columbia Memorial Hospital, Good Shepherd Medical Center, Grande Ronde Hospital, Kaiser, Mid-Columbia Medical Center, Multnomah County Health Department, State of Oregon, St Alphonsus - Baker City, St Alphonsus - Ontario, St. Anthony Hospital, Washington County Health Department
  • Position 7: Providence Hood River, Providence Medford Medical Center, Providence Newberg Medical Center, Providence St Vincent
  • Position 8: OHSU and Tuality
  • Position 9: Albany General Hospital, Benton County Health Department, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center and Home Health, Lebanon Community Hospital, Marion County Health Department, Pacific Communities Hospital, Silverton Hospital